Want to be the hit of Thanksgiving dinner conversation and small-talk with the extended family? Why not share your insights on some of the auto and collision industry’s hottest technology trends?
Bone up with some past RDN coverage, drop those topics or tidbits into casual conversation, and you’ll wow your folks before the first course hits the table.
And as always, know that we’re thankful to all of our readers and sources for another great year of tips, feedback, interviews and resources. We couldn’t do it without you.
Nissan certified shop referrals at crash to consider shop rankings, could specialize further in future
As insurers and OEMs partner on EFNOL, whose shops get the work?
‘This is real’: Examples of insurer, tow company crash notification in market today
Connectivity to recommend OEM networks at moment of crash could be near, Anderson says
GM: OnStar to suggest high-scoring certified shops, but OEM will honor customer choice Self-driving cars
Mississippi State reveals autonomous, electric off-road ‘Halo Project’ SUV at SCRS SEMA booth
Expert says autonomous cars could get radical crash design changes
Megatrends: Self-driving fleet cars near, but still plenty of room for individually owned vehicles
Hyundai, Aurora to seek Level 4 self-driving car by 2021; VW announces team-up as well Other artificial intelligence
Audatex: AudaTarget uses AI, questions to predict total losses
ACD announces collision, hail damage detection A.I. technology
Allstate: Highly automated FNOL process coming ‘pretty fast,’ 25% liability calls could be AI in 2019
CCC: A.I.-human estimate writing coming Q1 2019; crash detection for insurers ready now
GM: Autodesk software allows artificial intelligence to design innovative, light auto parts
Impressively human-sounding ‘Google Duplex’ A.I. demo could be the future of customer, B2B conversations
CCC: Insurers using AI total loss system now; shops to test it ‘very soon’
Fixed Ops Journal, Bosch: AI virtual assistant ‘Charlie’ could help auto technicians
Safelite U.K. sister company Autoglass using AI photo estimating to decide fate of windshields 3-D printing
Volkswagen hopes to offer cosmetic custom 3-D printing soon as precursor to ‘soccer-size parts’
Australian MSOs AMA, Gemini partner with ‘Repair-Bot’ plastic collision repair project
3-D printing: Polymaker/XEV’s electric car; Bugatti’s brakes; P&P covers body shop’s Saab grille Electric cars
VW plans 150,000 ‘e-cars’ worldwide by 2020, 1M by 2025
Audi unveils 2019 e-tron, its steel-and-aluminum electric SUV
Mercedes concept van: Swap between shuttle, delivery bodies on electric frame
Audi: Order of auto megatrends to be connected, electrified, shared, autonomous
Jaguar reveals electric, aluminum I-PACE; Waymo might use 20,000 as self-driving fleet Images:
A turkey tempts fate on a road in Eugene, Ore. (GarysFRP/iStock)
Lidar sensors can be found on the top and sides of the front bumper on the Mississippi State University Center for Advanced Vehicular Studies “Halo Project” autonomous Subaru Forester. (John Huetter/Repairer Driven News)